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Quotation by Maggie Kuhn
People who have had power, when they become powerless, are really tragic.... We just allow ourselves to be conditioned by a society so we become as important as we're supposed to be.
Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988).
Kuhn was the grand convener of the Gray Panthers, a militant organization that advocated the rights of the elderly.
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